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Jan. 13, 2015
Literacy Education holds New Student Orientation for the spring semester
WELDON, N.C. – Halifax Community College's (HCC) Workforce & Economic Development Division's Literacy Education Program held a New Student Orientation, Jan. 13.

Students were presented a variety of information during the session including:
  • Academic catalogs
  • Admissions
  • Adult Basic Education/General Educational Development® (ABE/GED)
  • Campus resources including available curriculum programs
  • Computer lab mini-lesson/computer lab rules
  • Enrollment processes
  • Expectations
  • GEDŽ Testing Service videos
  • HCC Learning Resources Center
  • How to access websites
  • Identification badges/campus tour
  • Individual test scores
  • Information Literacy Program
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word
  • Keyboarding skills
  • Learning lab rules
  • Local students/celebrities who have received their GEDŽ
  • Motivational and mentoring videos
  • Placement tests
  • Program overview
  • Registration and forms
  • Security
  • Steps for starting the computer
  • TV 411
Call 252-536-7235, 252-536-6362, 252-536-6342, 252-536-7240 or 252-536-6395 for information about the next orientation.

New student orientation is required for all students new to HCC's ABE/GEDŽ on campus classes. Students are required to bring their Social Security card and $2 for an identification card.

HCC offers these classes at no charge to help adults improve math, reading and writing skills to prepare for the GED® test. Students may attend classes on the HCC campus or attend classes in the community at locations in Enfield, Halifax, Hollister, Littleton, Roanoke Rapids or Scotland Neck.
Tracie Buffaloe
HCC Literacy Education Instructor Tracie Buffaloe made remarks and conducted an ice breaker for the program's New Student Orientation, Jan. 13.
Halifax Community College's Mission
Halifax Community College strives to meet the diverse needs of our community by providing high-quality, accessible and affordable education and services for a rapidly changing and globally competitive marketplace.
Primary Media Contact: Melanie Temple, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, mtemple295@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319

Secondary Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., dbarnes-rhoades128@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239